Megyn Kelly, a former anchor for Fox News who now hosts a podcast, reportedly responded angrily to calls for stricter gun regulation following the massacre at a school in Nashville, which resulted in the deaths of three children who were nine years old.
President Biden had attempted to use the incident to once again call for stricter measures to punish law abiding gun owners, saying “Those children should all be with us still. … Everybody thinks somehow the Second Amendment is absolute! You’re not allowed to go out and own an automatic weapon. You’re not allowed to own a machine gun. You’re not allowed to own a flamethrower. You’re not allowed to own so many other things. Why in God’s name do we allow these weapons in our streets and at our schools? … I want you to know who isn’t doing it [supporting gun control], who isn’t helping, to put pressure on them.”
On Monday, a transgender lady who was 28 years old and identified as a man committed murder at The Covenant School, where she took the lives of three pupils and three adults.
“Three nine-year-olds were shot down yesterday by one sick person in addition to the three school administrators,” Kelly began during the start of her most recent show.
“There’s something wrong with our society, and I for one am f***ing sick of the knee jerk — ‘It’s the guns. Get the guns.’ We have 330 million guns, maybe over 400 million by some counts in America. They’re not going away. We could do an assault weapons ban tomorrow. They’re not going away. All right? We have to take a serious, honest look at what’s wrong with us.” She continued.
“We can take a look at what’s going on in the case of this particular woman — trans person, she’s a biological woman — and figure out what made this person crack. But we go through this every time. We try to figure out the issues that led to this person to do it or that person to do it, and then we change nothing. Okay? We change nothing.” she added.
After then, Kelly discussed the preventative measures that, in her opinion, ought to be adopted in response to mass shootings: “And I realize it’s a big country and it’s a free country and you’re never gonna be able to stop them all. But that shouldn’t lead to just the constant shoulder shrugs. I for one, think we really need to take a hard look at, yes, mental health, and also institutionalization. Institutionalization. We need to make it easier to civilly commit people who are showing signs, red flags, that they may be the next school shooter.”